Albuquerque Museum steps out with unique shoe exhibit

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Museum didn’t drag its feet to quick land an exhibition of invaluable shoes.

“We got the first spot on the national tour,” said Andrew Connors, curator of art at the Albuquerque Museum.

“Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” will start its run this month.

“It sounded like such an intriguing, engaging subject matter that we just had to bring it to New Mexico,” said Connors.

It includes shoes from the past, the present and shoes that are phenomenal.

“There are shoes you never could possibly imagine,” said Connors.

The “Killer Heels” exhibit debuted last year at the Brooklyn Museum. It includes shoes worn by celebrities like Marilyn Monroe.

“She was very famous for wearing Salvadore Ferragamo shoes, the Italian designer,” he said.

The museum is still delicately setting up its displays, including a pair worn by Lady Gaga. The New Mexico stop of “Killer Heels” will also include new additions including shoes by local artists and a pair of heels sported by Madonna.

“The shoes are incredibly beaten up. They started off as a perfectly good pair of Sasha London shoes, and then Madonna afterwards signed them,” said Connors.

The exhibit is still under construction at the Albuquerque Museum, but when it opens, design and personality will take “Killer Heels” to new heights.

“Even if you think you’re not interested in shoes, this show really is going to convince you that you are,” Connors said.

“Killer Heels” opens on Saturday. It will be free that day from 1 to 4 p.m.

Admission to the Albuquerque Museum is normally $3 for New Mexico residents and only $2 for senior citizens.

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